August 9, 2022
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Ashcroft Issues Initiative Petition Certificates  

Jefferson City, Mo. —– Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today issued certificates pertaining to initiative petitions filed with his office.  Signatures for initiative petitions 2022-051 and 2022-059 were submitted to the secretary of state’s office on May 8 - pertaining to ranked-choice voting and the legalization of recreational marijuana respectively. 

Initiative petitions that met the qualifications will be placed on the November 8 statewide ballot. To receive a Certificate of Sufficiency, a minimum number of valid signatures must be obtained in six of the eight congressional districts in Missouri. Initiative petition 2022-059 met this statutory requirement and was issued a sufficiency certificate; initiative petition 2022-051 was insufficient in all eight congressional districts.

“I encourage Missourians to study and educate themselves on any ballot initiative,” Ashcroft said.  “Initiative 2022-059 that voters will see on the November ballot is particularly lengthy and should be given careful consideration.”

In the table below a link will direct to the submitted petition and the number of verified signatures by congressional district.


Petition Number


Type of Amendment

Sufficient / Insufficient 


Elections for State and Federal Officials




Marijuana Use and Expunging Cannabis-Related Criminal Records


Certificate of Sufficiency




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